On June 15, in Cambridge/Boston, a film screening of “Painters Painting” (Dir. Emile de Antonio, 1973, 117 min) at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.
Originally released in 1973, Painters Painting is considered by some to be the definitive documentary on the New York School of painters, 1940-1970. Director Emile de Antonio (Point of Order and Millhouse) interviews artists in their studios about their art from the periods of Abstract Expressionism, through Color Field painting to Pop Art. Among the artists featured are Robert Rauschnberg, William de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Barnett Newman, Hans Hoffman, Jules Olitski, Philip Pavia, Larry Poons, Robert Motherwell, and Kenneth Noland.